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The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a fast pace and affecting academia and professional practice in many ways. Paradigms such as just-in-time learning, constructivism, student-centered...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to...
These proceedings contain the papers of the 12th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA 2015), October 24-26, 2015, which has been organized by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), co-organized by Maynooth University, Ireland, and endorsed by the Japanese Society for Information and Systems in Education (JSISE). Full papers in these proceedings include: (1) Towards a Metadata Schema for Characterizing...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conferences (Gatherings), Computer Uses in Education, Learning Processes, Expertise,...
The report presents a primer on the history of educational assessment in the Philippines. The history of educational assessment is described by the different pillars that contributed to its development. These factors include timelines of government mandates, studies done in the national level, universities that shape experts in the field, professional association, and pioneered researches. The history of educational assessment is divided by the early years, contemporary period, and future...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Assessment, Program Effectiveness, Measurement, Professional...
The 1992 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) monitored the performance of students in American schools in reading, mathematics, science, and writing. The sample consisted of more than 145,000 public and private school students in grades 4, 8, 11, and 12. This technical report provides details of instrument development, sample design, and data collection and analysis. The following chapters describe technical aspects of the survey: (1) "Overview of Part I: The Design and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Assessment,...
The Fourth Regional Conference of the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration, held in Nicosia, Cyprus, in January 1980, focused on the possible impact of foreseeable changes in educaiton on the school administrator's role. The 16 papers presented (published in this volume) addressed the development of Cyprus's dual educational system; the history and character of Nigeria's educational system; models of change, barriers to change, change strategies, and the principal's role in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Administrator Role, Change Strategies, Computers, Curriculum Development, Deafness,...
Using a qualitative research methodology, known as the Delphi Method, an interactive panel of experts was convened to work toward a consensus on the role of critical thinking (CT) in educational assessment and instruction. In Delphi research, experts participate in several rounds of questions that require thoughtful and detailed responses. Panelists work toward consensus by sharing reasoned opinions and reconsidering the opinions with regard to comments, objections, and arguments offered by...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cognitive Ability, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation,...
These conference proceedings address the capabilities of technology in education. Papers and summaries of presentations are provided on topics such as: grants for educational technologies; telecomputing and electronic mail projects; instructional software and hypermedia design projects; curriculum integration; local control of the Internet; captioning for the hearing impaired; multilingual courseware and word-processing; intellectual property issues in a networked environment; multimedia use in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Computer Networks, Computer Simulation, Computer Software Development, Computer Uses...
Of the 50 papers, selected titles include "Redefining the Client, Expanding the Evaluator's Role" (Weldon, Gibson); "Professional Contacts for Evaluator's Expanding Roles" (Dowd); "Vocational Evaluators and the Law" (Kass); "Ethics in Vocational Evaluation" (Early); "Professional Advocacy in Vocational Evaluation and Assessment" (Bowers et al.); "Pre-Employment Placement Screening" (Taylor); "Career Assessment to Facilitate Adult...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Education, Alcoholism, Aptitude Tests, Disabilities, Educational Assessment,...
This inquiry was conducted to: (1) examine potential interactions among characteristics of survey subjects and incentives to enhance mail returns with the quality of subject responses assessed in terms of response patterns; and (2) obtain perceptions of former students on the emphasis to place on pedagogical concepts and principles in teacher education curricula. A mail survey sent to 300 former students produced responses from 48 percent of the sample. Analyses of returns yielded the following...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Assessment, Educational Attitudes, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education,...
This document is a review of literature on adult learning, assembled in a computer-printout format. It brings together brief statements made by authors on the various major aspects of individual and social (associational) learning, as well as information on planning and evaluation. The document also contains a glossary of adult education terms and a bibliography. Although the document is presented in the conventional form of a monograph, the soft-wear support system allows the data base to be...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adults, Affective Behavior, Citations (References),...
These proceedings contain the papers and posters of the International Conferences on Internet Technologies & Society (ITS 2016), Educational Technologies (ICEduTech 2016) and Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE 2016), which have been organised by the International Association for Development of the Information Society and co-organised by the RMIT University, in Melbourne, Australia, December 6-8, 2016. The Internet Technologies & Society conference aims to address the main...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Countries, Internet, Educational Technology,...
This document consists of 32 consecutive issues of Mid-Western Educational Researcher, published quarterly from 1991 through 1998. Mid-Western Educational Researcher is a scholarly journal that publishes research-based articles addressing a full range of educational issues. The journal also publishes literature reviews, theoretical and methodological discussions that make an original contribution to the research literature, and feature columns. Each year, one issue is a program for the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Assessment, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher...
Three volumes present, in three chapters each, summaries of the papers delivered at the June 1992 European Conference on Educational Research. In 1992 the annual Dutch Educational Research Association conference became international. The 9 themes of the conference, arranged in 9 chapters, and the number of papers presented for each theme are as follows: (1) educational organization and management, 21 papers and 3 symposia; (2) curriculum, 30 papers and 6 symposia; (3) learning and instruction,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conference Papers, Curriculum, Educational Administration, Educational Assessment,...
This submission contains the Proceedings of the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group (CMESG), held at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. The CMESG is a group of mathematicians and mathematics educators who meet annually to discuss mathematics education issues at all levels of learning. The aims of the Study Group are: to advance education by organizing and coordinating national conferences and seminars to study and improve the theories of the study of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Conferences (Gatherings), Mathematics Education, Creativity,...
Presented is a partially annotated bibliography of documents developed during the decade 1964 to 1974 in the field of preparation of personnel to serve the handicapped, including citations that apply to physical and/or mental handicaps but not social handicaps. Sections cover four main topics (subtopics in parentheses): (1) pupil outcomes (overviews and categorical orientations--blind, brain damaged, deaf, emotionally disturbed, mentally retarded, speech disorders, and learning disabilities),...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Annotated Bibliographies, Bibliographies, Conference Reports, Educational Assessment,...
The main aim of the Organisational Committee of the international scientific colloquium Mathematics and Children is to encourage additional scientific research in the field of mathematics teaching in Croatia. The development of science and education is a part of a long-term Education Sector Development Plan 2005-2010. Following the example of Europe and the rest of the world, special attention in the field of education is given to mathematical literacy of children (PISA programme) as well as to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Education Curriculum, Masters Programs,...
Designed to facilitate the research related to the preparation and presentation of arguments for the intercollegiate debate topic, this manual summarizes issues surrounding educational reform and quality control in American elementary and secondary schools. The excerpts from books, periodicals, and other sources not always readily available to public or research libraries included in this manual were selected to provide background information, an overview of the principal issues, and a balance...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Curriculum Development, Debate, Educational...
This collection of examples of authentic assessments has been compiled to provide a sampling of the many new strategies for evaluating student work and learning that are being developed and used in schools around the country. These strategies are called "authentic" because they require that students demonstrate what they can do as workers would in real, out-of-school, settings. Sometimes these assessments are embedded so firmly in the curriculum that they are nearly indistinguishable...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Documentation, Educational Assessment, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary...
This is the 2012 Yearbook of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA). This Yearbook contains the following papers: (1) Editors' Sidebar (George Perreault and Luana Zellner); (2) The Hour Glass Economy: The Social Justice Challenge for the 21st Century (Fenwick W. English); (3) Maintaining the Human Touch in Educational Leadership (Sandra Harris); (4) Activist Leadership (Rosemary Papa); (5) Lack of Shared Vision and the Unintended Consequences: A Case Study of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Achievement Gap, Teacher Motivation, Social Justice, Management Development,...
This implementation guide is intended to support the Grade 4 to Grade 6 portion of the Punjabi Language and Culture Nine-Year Program (the program of studies.) It was developed primarily for teachers, yet it includes information that may be useful for administrators and other stakeholders in their efforts to plan for and implement the new Punjabi program of studies. The program of studies provides a discussion of the value of learning a second language and lays out learning outcomes for each...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Strategies, Elementary School Curriculum, Second Languages, Program...
This volume describes outstanding community college programs corresponding to the four categories in which programs were originally submitted to the National Council of Instructional Administrator's (NCIA) Annual Exemplary Initiative Awards. Section 1 includes the description of the program that won the award for Exemplary Initiatives in the Classroom. An honorable mention is also contained. Section 2 includes a description of the program that won the award for Exemplary Initiatives in the Use...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Awards, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Program Content, Program...
The hardware and software system used to create the National Opinion Research Center/Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (NORC/CRESST) item databases and test booklets for the 12th-grade science assessment are described. A general description of the capabilities of the system is given, with some specific information about how to use the system. A user's guide for accessing the item databases and producing camera-ready copy is included. TESTBUILDER is the system...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Graphics, Computer Software, Databases,...
This document contains the codebooks and data record layouts for the 1985-86 Public-Use Data Tapes, Version 1.0. The Public-Use data tapes are created by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to provide outside researchers access to NAEP data. This book provides coded data collected on and from eleventh graders and 17-year-olds via student tests in mathematics, science, computer competence, literature, and U.S. history, as well as coded background information obtained from...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Computer Software, Computer Storage Devices, Databases,...
This book attempts to promote improved understanding of assessment concepts by addressing the broad expanse of issues facing educators as they go about their duties and fulfill their responsibilities in schools and classrooms. The chapters in the book address some of the "hot button" issues related to testing and assessment in our nation's schools, as well as providing a basic understanding of testing concepts. Chapters include: "Why Use Tests and Assessments" (J. Fremer and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Administrators, Educational Assessment, Educational Environment, Educational Testing,...
This publication summarizes presentations and discussions from a conference that addressed specific issues in the National Assessment of Vocational Education and in the 1990 Perkins Act that mandated the assessment. Introductory materials include a summary of consensus issues from the conference (David Boesel), welcoming remarks (Bruno Manno), and an outline of the conference's purpose (Boesel). Summaries of six panels (presentations and discussion) follow. "Panel 1: Legislative...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Academic Education, Accountability, Correctional Education,...
This review of literature from the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) database is the second volume on the topic of testing and assessment for the counseling professional; the first volume was published in 1979. The sections on minimum competency tests identify issues of current interest, e.g., the basic issue of definition; the impact of the emphasis on behavioral objectives, observable performance, and empirically derived evaluative criteria; and the struggle of the profession to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Achievement Tests, Basic Skills, Criterion Referenced Tests, Educational Assessment,...
This volume contains 47 papers presented under the following four major categories: (1) "Visual Literacy and Education," including curriculum development, teaching visual literacy, thinking skills and visual literacy, teaching video production techniques, teacher education, cable television in public schools, using filmstrips in the classroom to develop comprehensive skills, alternative school assessment methods, visual literacy and the language arts, visual presentation and gender,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cable Television, Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Desktop...
This collection presents 92 papers or summaries of papers presented at a 2000 conference on self-study and institutional improvement for institutions of higher education. Papers are grouped into these chapters, with some sample topics in parentheses: (1) "Regional and National Initiatives" (associate degrees; adult learning); (2) "Quality Improvement and Accreditation" (recruitment and retention; quality criteria); (3) "Quest for Quality: Mission and Planning"...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Accountability, Change Strategies, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Higher...
This document provides complete collections of columns from the journal "Assessment Update" for the past 10 years. By-lined columns from Trudy W. Banta, Editor, include articles on: (1) encouraging faculty involvement in assessment; (2) the growing variety of assessment methods; (3) assessment in response to external pressures: performance funding in Tennessee; (4) some national assessment issues; and (5) international perspectives on assessing quality in education. Thirty-one...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Educational...
This workbook, the third in a series of "Prevention Plus" publications, provides a step-by-step approach to assessing alcohol and other drug prevention programs at the school and community level. Program assessment is presented according to a four-step model: (1) goal and desired outcome identification; (2) process assessment; (3) outcome assessment; and (4) impact assessment. The workbook contains several major sections. The first two sections describe the logic of program...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Community Programs, Educational Assessment, Elementary Schools, Elementary Secondary...
Climate and culture are inherent in the life of every organization, including schools. They are difficult to define and even more difficult to change, yet any reform effort must address them first if it is to succeed. This report helps school leaders understand these crucial factors and measure their influences on the school. It offers various strategies for implementing school-improvement efforts that work. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the terms "climate" and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Change Strategies, Communications, Educational Assessment, Educational Change,...
For the twenty-sixth year, the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is sponsoring the publication of these Proceedings. This is Volume 2 of the 26th Annual Proceedings of Selected Papers On the Practice of Educational Communications and Technology presented at the National AECT Convention in Anaheim, CA. This volume contains papers dealing primarily with instruction and training issues. Papers dealing with research and development...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Professional Associations, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education,...
This report on the educational needs of American gifted and talented students identifies indicators of an educational crisis, describes the current status of education for these students, and presents recommendations to meet the educational needs of these students. Indicators demonstrating the need for change include the relatively poor performance by American students on international tests and the small number of students performing at the highest levels on National Assessment of Educational...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Ability Identification, Comparative Education, Definitions, Early Childhood...
This books contains papers written on issues related to externally mandated mathematics tests and their influence on school mathematics. Chapter 1 presents an overview of the book, including brief abstracts of each chapter. Chapter 2 presents a summary of the overall problems associated with the need for valid information. Remaining chapters include: (3) Implications of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards for Mathematics Assessment (Norman Webb & Thomas A....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Alternative Assessment, Calculators, Criticism, Educational Assessment, Elementary...
The proceedings of the 24th annual meeting of the Psychology of Mathematics Education North American Chapter (PME-NA) contains research reports, plenaries, and poster presentations. Papers include: (1) "What Do We Believe about Teacher Learning and How Can We Learn With and From Our Beliefs?" (Deborah Loewenberg Ball); (2) "Toward Evidence for Instructional Design Principles: Examples from Cognitive Tutor Math 6" (Kenneth R. Koedinger); (3) "Achieving Equity and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Algebra, Cultural Influences, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education,...
This document contains the proceedings of the 22nd annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education held October 7-10, 2000, in Tucson, Arizona. Selected papers include: (1) "Dealing with Complexity: New Paradigms for Research in Mathematics Education" (Richard Lesh); (2) "Algebra Reasoning in Elementary Mathematics--Theory and Practice" (Euginio Filloy and Teresa Rojano); (3) "Portrait of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Algebra, Attitudes, Cultural Influences, Educational Assessment, Educational Change,...
Part 2 of the "First Annual Report of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) to the United States Congress presents the council's advice, opinions, and comments on the recommendations of two recent and bold federal reports on Indian education--"TIndian Education: A National Tragedy--A National Challenge" and "Between Two Milestones." The complete text of both reports is given. The recommendations, indexed by subject, pertain to: self-determination,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Accountability, Administration, American Indians, Average Daily...
This book is intended to provide teachers with research information and practical ideas for modifying assessments to make them more equitable and beneficial for all students. It encourages teachers to recognize the diverse sociocultural factors that contribute to students' identities in order to accurately and equitably assess their learning. The guide contains eight sections; each provides information, suggestions, and opportunities to try out key ideas. The sections are: (1) "Seeing Our...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Diversity (Student), Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education,...
In the 1973-74 National Assessment of Writing, nine-year-old, thirteen-year-old, and seventeen-year-old students were asked a variety of questions designed to measure their achievement of specific writing objectives. This report provides copies of approximately one-half of the exercises from the writing assessment along with information on students' performance on each one. Following each exercise, information is provided on administration and scoring procedures, and results are given for the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Achievement Tests, Age Differences, Educational Assessment, Educational Testing,...
A number of publications, articles, and data bases that contain data related to the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems' (NCHEMS) Statewide Measures Inventory are identified and described. This document does not contain the actual data, but it does describe and reference various sources where the data can be found. In addition, it provides information about: (1) how the data are organized, (2) the kinds of information given (for example, data on personal income, number of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Data, Data Collection, Databases, Directories, Educational Assessment, Guides, Higher...
H. M. Cooper (1988) has developed a taxonomy that classified literature reviews based on six characteristics: (1) focus of attention; (2) goal of the synthesis; (3) perspective on the literature; (4) coverage of the literature; (5) organization of the perspective; and (6) intended audience. One hundred and three meta-analyses identified from the literature on educational achievement were coded according to Cooper's taxonomy. Research outcomes were the focus in a majority of the meta-analyses...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Classification, Educational Assessment, Literature Reviews,...
The main aim of this thesis was to determine the effect of using a training program based on three professional development strategies; namely: action learning, peer coaching and study groups, on improving teaching performance of Faculty of Education, Helwan University EFL student teachers in the light of standards for teachers of English at pre-service. To achieve this aim, an observation checklist was developed, validated, administered and data obtained were statistically treated and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Classroom Techniques, Portfolios (Background Materials), Check Lists, Student...
Research on the assessment of naturalistic inquiries is reviewed, and criteria for assessment are outlined. Criteria reviewed include early foundational and non-foundational criteria, trustworthiness criteria, axiomatic criteria, rhetorical criteria, action criteria, and application/transferability criteria. Case studies that are reports of naturalistic inquiries should meet the following criteria: (1) provide a sense of vicarious "deja vu" experience; (2) allow for use as a metaphor;...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Case Studies, Educational Assessment, Educational Research, Evaluation Criteria,...
This conference proceedings contains three plenary session reports, 12 working group and 79 research reports, 35 short oral reports, 60 poster session reports, and two discussion group reports. The titles of all papers (excluding "short orals", "posters", and brief discussion group reports) are: (1) "On Relationships between Psychological and Sociocultural Perspectives" (Pat Thompson and Paul Cobb); (2) "On Theory and Models: The Case of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Algebra, Calculus, Cultural Influences, Educational Assessment, Educational...
The 1988 annual conference of the North East Association for Institutional Research focused on strategic choice. Selected papers included: "Fact Books: Paper-Based or Electronic?" (T. Gusler); "Electronic Factbooks" (J. Jacobsen); "A Comparative Analysis of Community College Administrators' and Adult Evening Credit Course Students' Attitudes Toward College Programs, Services and Environment in a Theoretically Formulated Marketing Context" (P. Murray); "The Use...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Standards, Admission Criteria, Adult Learning, Alumni, College Bound...
The Mid-South Educational Research Association is a nonprofit organization established to encourage quality educational research in the Mid-south and to promote in the schools the application of the results of quality educational research. These proceedings present more than 400 abstracts of discussion-session papers, display sessions, symposia, and training sessions covering the spectrum of educational research from early childhood through postsecondary programs. Subjects include academic...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Cognitive Style, Conferences, Educational Assessment,...
The current status of education for 1994 is presented in the form of education "indicators"--key data that measure the health of education, monitor important developments, and show trends in major aspects of education. The 60 indicators have been divided into 6 areas: (1) access, participation, and progress; (2) achievement, attainment, and curriculum; (3) economic and other outcomes of education; (4) size, growth, and output of educational institutions; (5) climate, classrooms, and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Educational Assessment, Educational...
Nonformal education in the SEAMEO (Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization) Region was studied to gather information on significant ongoing programs/projects in nonformal education and to identify problems as well as potentials of the broad spectrum of nonformal education activites in the region (SEAMEO countries are Indonesia, Khmer Republic, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Republic of Vietnam.) Focus of the study was on literacy, technical/vocational...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Agricultural Education, Economics,...
This document contains a classified and annotated list of research studies in education, so far as reported to the Bureau of Education, which were completed in the United States during the year ended June 30, 1927. The compilers have endeavored to make the list as comprehensive as possible. Both published and unpublished studies are included. (Includes and author and subject index and an index of institutions.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Annotated Bibliographies, Research Reports, Teaching Methods,...
The collection of papers presented in this monograph provides an update on developments in assessment for counselors, practitioners, and researchers in all types of educational settings. The papers are grouped into five sections. Section 1, on emerging issues, includes topics on testing theories presently used, and some thoughts for the future. Section 2 concerns issues of counselor education in higher education. Section 3 discusses educational assessment in elementary and secondary schools,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Counseling, Counselor Role, Counselors, Educational Assessment, Educational Theories,...
A detailed description is presented of the types, functions, performance levels, governance, administration, and funding of public examinations in 14 Sub-Saharan African countries with different educational traditions, based on English, French, or other backgrounds. The countries are: (1) Kenya; (2) Lesotho; (3) Mauritius; (4) Swaziland; (5) Uganda; (6) Zambia; (7) Chad; (8) Guinea; (9) Madagascar; (10) Mauritania; (11) Rwanda; (12) Togo; (13) Cape Verde; and (14) Ethiopia. In virtually all of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, African Studies, Developing Nations, Educational Assessment,...
For the twenty-fifth year, the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is sponsoring the publication of these Proceedings. This is Volume 2 of the 25th Annual Proceedings of Selected Papers On the Practice of Educational Communications and Technology Presented at The National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology held in Dallas, Texas. This volume contains papers primarily dealing with instruction...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Professional Associations, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education,...
The third volume of the 24th annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education contains full research report papers. Papers include: (1) "Mathematics classrooms functioning as communities of inquiry: Possibilities and constraints for changing practice" (Susie Groves, Brian Doig, and Laurance Splitter); (2) "Thinking of new devices to make viable symbolic calculators in the classroom" (Dominique Guin and Luc Trouche); (3) "Some...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Algebra, Cultural Influences, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education,...
This paper defines Total Quality Management (TQM), discusses its origins, and identifies its strengths and weaknesses as they apply to higher education. The paper defines TQM as a philosophy of organizations that defines quality and improves organizational performance and administrative systems. The system originated from statistical quality control methods developed during the World War II. W. Edward Deming then convinced the Japanese that an emphasis on quality would produce benefits in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Administration, College Instruction, Educational Assessment, Educational...
The 10 issues of this organizational bulletin for the 1994/95 school year present articles, panel discussion, interviews, and essays on issues concerning the advancement of higher education. Some of the articles included are: an interview with American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) board chair Helen Astin; an article titled "Academic Citizenship" (K. Patricia Cross); an interview with Richard Hersh on new research on perceptions of liberal arts education; an article on...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Administration, College Faculty, College Instruction, College Students,...
A report on the teaching of modern languages in Australian higher education is presented in two volumes. The first volume contains the text of the report. An introductory section describes the aims and methodology of the national review and places it in a historical context. The remainder of this volume is in three parts. The first part identifies Australia's language needs in these areas: intellectual and cultural; business, finance, and industry; and tourism; international relations; health...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Access to Education, College Curriculum, College Second Language Programs, College...
The need for health personnel in California and recommended targets for expansion of health sciences programs are presented in this report prepared for the California PostsecondarV Education Commission. The report focuses on the role of physicians, mid-level practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, optometrists, and health sciences education. Supply trends and projections, demand, utilization, clinical training, and special problems, and recommendations are considered for each field....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Associate Degrees,...
Investigates the use of Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) by adjunct faculty at three Florida community colleges. A qualitative methodology, with a phenomenological approach, helped to describe the meaning that the experience of using CATs had for adjunct professors. Interviews with eighteen participants were the primary means of data collection, supplemented by researcher field notes, demographic profile sheets and analysis of actual CATs. The data synthesized three levels of meaningful...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adjunct Faculty, Classroom Research, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment,...
The overview of the research and evaluation activities sponsored or conducted by the larger school systems in the United States and Canada provides references to studies in areas of concern to educators today. As an index to research and evaluation efforts, this annotated bibliography will facilitate the exchange of information by local school systems. The 216-item bibliography is based on a search of the material announced in Resources in Education (RIE) and Current Index to Journals in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Annotated Bibliographies, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education,...
This booklet provides synopses of 302 dissertations, all written in the period from 1988 to 1997, that focus on Catholic schooling. Of the total, 156 of the dissertations originated at non-Catholic universities, with 106 of these authored at state-supported, public institutions. The dissertations are grouped under the following categories: administration, leadership, principals, supervision; bishops, pastors, priests; boards, governance community; curriculum, academic programs;...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Catholic Schools, Catholics, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Assessment,...
Over 400 references relating to the theory and practice of educational reform in developed and developing nations comprise this annotated bibliography. Three objectives are to (1) provide a compilation of the literature on national educational change efforts; (2) stimulate nonbiased inquiry into causes, processes, and outcomes of educational reform; and (3) supplement the bibliographic work accompanying each national study in the World Bank Educational Reform and Economic Development Project....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adoption (Ideas), Annotated Bibliographies, Bias, Case Studies, Change Strategies,...
As a conclusion to a cycle of English-curriculum development, this bulletin suggests methods and procedures for measuring pupil progress toward the achievement of goals emphasized in previous bulletins. Separate sections deal, in turn, with the place of assessment in the instructional program, types of assessment devices and techniques, assessment of specific goals, preparing teacher-made tests, standardized tests, and grading practices. Appendixes present diagnostic tests in writing, reading,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Assessment, English Instruction, Grading, Measurement...
These proceedings contain 48 presentations and 15 poster abstracts. Papers include "Computer Tasks Required in Selected Undergraduate Agriculture Courses" (Johnson, Ferguson, Vokinnns, Lester); "College of Agriculture Faculty Perceptions of Electronic Technologies in Teaching" (Dooley, Murphy); "Steering Through Turbulent Waters While Developing a Community of Practice" (Corn, Trexler); "Personality Types and Final Grades in Group Organization and Leadership...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Education, Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Sciences,...
In efforts at improving the quality of education and at justifying expenditures for compensatory education and school desegregation, we are increasingly dependent upon the data of evaluative research. Yet the data from many of these evaluation efforts conducted over the past 12 years are confused and inconclusive. In an effort at gaining a better understanding of some of these programs, this project was directed at describing selected programs thought to be exemplary of quality, progress,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Case Studies, Compensatory Education, Desegregation Methods, Educational Assessment,...
Designed to establish a comprehensive program of bilingual education in Spanish and English in schools with high concentrations of Spanish dominant Mexican American students, the project aimed to: increase the achievement levels of minority students in the communication skills areas; provide for their special learning needs through a staff with special skills; increase their experience backgrounds; increase the home support for the students' learning goals; improve their self-concept through...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Classroom Observation Techniques,...
This 2004 Association of Small Computer Users in Education (ASCUE) conference proceedings presented the theme "Leading Strategic & Cultural Change through Technology." The conference introduced its ASCUE Officers and Directors, and provides abstracts of the pre-conference workshops. The full-text conference papers in this document include: (1) Strategic Planning at a Small College (Robert Agnew); (2) Web Accessibility--Does Your Web Site Make the Grade? (Melanie Anderson); (3)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Small Colleges, Computers, Student Surveys, Interaction, Terrorism, Technology...
This implementation guide is intended to support the Grade 4 to Grade 6 portion of the Spanish Language and Culture Nine-year Program (the program of studies). It was developed primarily for teachers, yet it includes information that may be useful for administrators and other stakeholders in their efforts to plan for and implement the new Spanish program of studies. The program of studies provides a discussion of the value of learning a second language and lays out learning outcomes for each...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Strategies, Elementary School Curriculum, Second Languages, Program...
The College Student Experiences Questionnaire (CSEQ) was developed by UCLA Professor Emeritus Dr. C. Robert Pace in the 1970s. First administered by Dr. Pace in 1979, the CSEQ Research Program formally moved its operations to Indiana University's Center for Postsecondary Research and Planning in 1994, under the direction of Chancellor's Professor George D. Kuh. Since then, the CSEQ Research Program has expanded each year in scope and function. More students complete the survey each year, and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Undergraduate Study, College Students, Student Attitudes, Research Projects,...
This volume reports the results of the first phase of the Civic Education Study conducted by International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). During 1996 and 1997, researchers in 24 countries collected documentary evidence on the circumstances, contents, and processes of civic education in response to a common set of framing questions. They also solicited the views of experts on what 14-year-olds should know about a variety of political and civic issues. Each...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Democracy, Democratic...
This collection presents 90 papers or summaries of papers presented at a 2000 conference on self-study and institutional improvement for institutions of higher education. Papers are grouped into these chapters, with some sample topics in parentheses: (1) "New Designs in Higher Education, Improving Student Learning: Selected PEW Projects" (institutional portfolios); (2) "New Designs in Higher Education, New Designs To Improve Student Learning" (unified approach to learning;...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Accountability, Change Strategies, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment,...
The 10 issues of this organizational bulletin for the 1995-96 school year present reports, reviews, and essays on issues concerning the advancement of higher education as well as organizational news items. Major articles include: "Bowling Alone"--An Interview with Robert Putnam; "Crossing Boundaries: Pathways to Productive Learning and Community Renewal" (Russell Edgerton); "'Read My Lips': The Academic Administrator's Role in the Campus Focus on Teaching" (Joan...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Standards, Administrator Role, Citizen Participation, College Faculty,...
Descriptions and the summary results of each evaluation instrument used in the Austin (Texas) Independent School District (AISD) for evaluation and testing in the 1981-82 school year are provided. The instruments considered include the Scholastic Aptitude Test, American College Test, Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, Sequential Tests of Educational Progress, Iowa Tests of Basic Skills, Metropolitan Readiness Test, and Texas Assessment of Basic Skills. Instrument descriptions include the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Accreditation (Institutions), Achievement Tests, Administrator...
This dissertation questions the common assumption that e-learning requires a "learning management system" (LMS) such as Moodle or Blackboard. Based on an analysis of the current state of the art in LMSs, we come to the conclusion that the functionality of conventional e-learning platforms consists of basic content management and communications facilities (such as forums, chats, wikis, etc.) and functionality for assessment (such as quizzes). However, only assessment functionality is...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Internet, Integrated Learning Systems,...
This volume of research papers presents ideas, information, and consensus statements on compensatory education effectiveness by some of the country's leading education researchers. Section one presents a summary of proceedings of the meeting at which the researchers submitted their papers to the Conference Panel and staff of the National Assessment of Education Consolidation and Improvement Act Chapter 1. The conference agenda is also provided in this section. Remaining sections include...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Curriculum Development, Educational...
This timely report focuses on accountability -- the current lingua franca of higher education -- and the question of the public trust as a reflection of the respect and confidence of the people that are served by the nation's colleges and universities. Designed to assist policymakers and educational leaders, the report identifies the components of a state-level higher education accountability system: acting on a public agenda, maintaining the public trust of the people served by higher...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Trust (Psychology), State Programs, Decision Making, Data,...